I'll be honest: once a week I do the very minimum. I sweep the floors and wipe down the kitchen. Bathrooms and laundry every other week.
The other stuff? Forget it! And the other stuff (like the awful piles of dust on the ceiling fan blades) is easy to ignore.... UNTIL. Until my parents and my sister come for a week long stay. And then I'm all: We need to scrub the cat snot off of that wall! Quick! Put away the camping gear we set out to dry on the back porch two months ago! And the windows! Scrub them so we can see through them again!
Please tell me I'm not the only one like this.
Anyway. My family is coming for a week during my Thanksgiving break. Why am I freaking out about it now? Because if they want to unpack their suitcase, we'll have to reorganize all the closets. Plus all that other stuff in italics up there.
I would very much like to stay on top of this cleaning business. I found some organizational tools that might be useful via this lovely site.
And then there's the Fly Lady who walks you through to a clean house in manageable baby steps. (I've heard good things!).
What about you? How do you manage the mess of daily living?